Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today’s topic is Eating and Reading: Yay or Nay?
Do you ever (carefully) eat and read at the same time? Or are your books too precious to possibly get dirty?
I’m extremely careful when it comes to my books, and they are rarely, if ever near food. I never eat when I’m reading a physical book, and always use my kindle or phone instead. I do occasionally enjoy a light snack while reading, but I’m careful to pick something non-oily.
Perhaps eating and an audiobook? Do any books ever make you hungry?
I generally listen to audiobooks when I’m focused on doing something else, and I can just let it play in the background, but since I can perfectly focus on reading at the same time as eating, that’s a definite no.
As for books making me hungry, well it depends. If I’m really engrossed in a book, I could easily skip a meal and not even notice, but conversely, if I keep feeling the need to stop for snacks, I take that as a hint to take a break from the book because it’s clearly not working for me.
Is there a time and place for a nice snack or meal with a good book, or should books be focused on independently?
There’s nothing better than a mug of steaming hot chocolate to go with a book on a chilly or rainy afternoon, but most of the time I try to avoid eating/drinking and reading at the same time, because I’m so intent on my book that I tend to lose track of how much I’m eating, especially with junk food. I do agree though, that when possible, books should be focused on independently – it’s always lovely to sit down with a book and read it from beginning to end in one go.
Do you ever eat and read at the same time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!